It is tailored to suit all the basic needs of a modern municipality. TownPress offers a lot of very niche-specific features like local weather widget, listing directory, upcoming events, town documents, galleries, forums (via bbPress plugin) and more. A great theme for your city or town website portal!
TownPress is ready to be translated to your language (with support for RTL languages) and it is optimized for the new WordPress block editor (Gutenberg). The Elementor plugin and WPBakery Page Builder (bundled version is included) are supported as well.
A good municipality keeps it’s people, stakeholders, employees and members of the public well informed.
Display a directory of businesses in your municipality with important contact details and opening hours.
Versatile system that can organise town events with support for precise location, date, time and recurrence.
You can provide access to both local attachments that are uploaded into your WordPress installation and external links.
Display professional profiles of elected officials, service people and employees in a simple yet elegant manner.
Show stunning photo galleries of your town’s most important assets, points of interest and architecture.
A handy way to display important information messages without bloating the main news feed.
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Images seen in live preview (demo) are NOT included.
When it comes to list of features, both themes are almost the same. Both are bundled with essential LSVR plugins for events, directory listings, documents, galleries, person directory and notices. The backend of both themes is almost indistinguishable from each other. Same applies to the code quality. Even though the TownPress was released two years before Pressville (so you may think it is a bit dated), the TownPress 2.0 update was released in January 2018. This major update was basically a complete rework of the theme from the scratch. The biggest difference between the two, and the one on which you should probably make the decision, is the design.
The Pressville is a great choice if you have many high quality photos of your municipality or some nice stock photos in general. It is ideal for bigger municipalities which want their site to be focused more on showcasing the city towards potential tourists or visitors. There is a lot of space between all the page elements so everything stands out on its own and nothing is cluttered, which creates a more modern look.
On the other hand, the TownPress is a great theme for municipal sites aimed mainly at providing as much information as possible for their residents. You can use two sidebars at once and there is a higher text density, so you can display a lot of information without making your pages too long to scroll. This is more traditional approach to a municipality theme, especially great for smaller municipalities, which do not necessary have a lot of high quality photos suitable for the web.
The good thing to keep in mind is that the transition between both themes is rather easy. All your core content like news posts, events, documents, notices, directory listings and galleries you’ve created in one theme will be available in the other one as well (in case you decide to switch from one to another in the future).
Great, great, great! I love it!
The author of the theme seems very responsive to customer questions and feedback.
Besides the clear manual, awesome design and simple setup you give great support, fast reply on questions and personal attention when needed. Don’t have to think twice to score another template from you.
beautiful template for cities, clean design, simple setup in administration, valid HTML5 code, overall excellent work, thank you
If I could select numerous reasons I would. Support – TOP quality Theme – Best by far on Themeforest.
v3.5.0 - 2 September 2020
Various minor code fixes to improve the accessibility Fixed issue with incorrect dates for some events which repeat on specific week days Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.8.1 Updated LSVR People plugin to 1.8.2 Updated LSVR TownPress Toolkit plugin to 1.5.3 Updated WPBakery Page Builder plugin to 6.3.0 (learn how to update it https://themeforest.net/item/townpress-municipality-wordpress-theme/11490395/faqs/32829)
Complete changelog can be found here.
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